As an addendum to my paragraph on dangerous Jozi in the last posting, I wanted to show these photos that I took while walking back to Helen and Ross’s house this morning after dropping off my car rental.
This is a fairly typical armed response sign, one you see posted on about 80% of houses. Notice that in addition to the armed response sign (this one is a bit more weathered than they usually are), there is also an electric fence around the top of the fence, with a “danger” sign. Though the idea has flashed through my head to touch them and see what they feel like, I wouldn’t dare. Last summer, a small monkey was killed clinging to the electric fence surrounding my friend Gugu’s house while I was staying there.
This sign to the right is a more unusual sign, though you see these around, too. I would find it hilarious except they are *deadly* serious.
And then there are signs like this one. I’ve never seen this one before, and I’m not sure if this is meant to be a genuine warning sign–”we raise snakes”– or meant to be a warning to criminals–”we have snakes here, ya bastards, and they’re better than guard dogs”–or if it’s just a lie. But regardless, I’m certainly not going to try to find out…crime > criminals